This year, members of the Indagare community dreamed big and dove deep, with a focus on the experiences most likely to make their travels incomparable and unforgettable. Our most popular pieces took readers around the globe, showcasing newly opened hotels, indulgent private islands, innovative and exceptional dining experiences and more—and shed some light on the best of our backyard.
Read on for our most-read stories of 2022.
Feeling inspired? Contact Indagare or your Trip Designer to start planning a future trip to one of the hotels or destinations in our top articles. Our team can match you with the accommodations and activities that are right for you and provide information on transportation options, private villas and charters and more.
A year is simply not complete without at least a few buzzy new hotel openings, and with notable new properties in Edinburgh, Indonesia, the Caribbean, South Africa and beyond, 2022 did not disappoint. While some of these new hotels are still hitting their stride, others have become fast-favorites, and like you, we can’t wait to continue ticking them off our travel list in the coming year.
Regardless of whether you consider yourself a foodie, nearly everyone can at least appreciate a good meal… and these farm-to-table restaurants offer some of the best: innovative concepts, sustainable farming, sweeping gardens and immersive culinary storytelling—this is just a taste of what may await you and we believe it to be worth traveling for.
Imagine barefoot luxury in a Robinson Crusoe-esque bungalow… or sunning on deserted beaches in a wildlife sanctuary… or watching a kaleidoscope of colored fish teeming beneath the deck of your overwater villa. Some dreams are possible, and whether you’re seeking an isolated playground for a multi-gen blowout or an intimate romantic getaway, one of the world’s best private island resorts is bound to fit the bill (if not always the budget).
With the arrival of New York’s first Aman, the opening of the 53,000 square-foot marketplace, Tin Building, and the debut of the Jackie Robinson Museum, New York City was in rare form this fall. The sum of new hotels, restaurants, exhibitions and cultural events simply cannot be grasped in just two sentences—so locals, weekenders and overseas visitors clamoring for the latest might as well just take the leap into this curated deep dive.
There’s something undeniably nostalgic about a lakeside vacation…perhaps because it calls up those childhood camp memories or evokes that quintessential “summer in the Catskills” vibe seen in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel or Dirty Dancing. Whatever it is, these lakefront hotels deliver on family fun and cozy escapes, whether the lake is frozen over for ice skating and snowmobiling or primed for swimming and water sports.
A relaxing beachside escape or a classic mountainside ski chalet? An indulgent cultural excursion in Morocco or an Out of Africa animal safari in Tanzania? There is much to consider when planning a well-deserved winter escape, so to ease the process, we developed a list of magical winter destinations to suit nearly every traveler’s wish list.
From the sprawling vineyards of Napa to the log cabin charm of New England; the historic streets of Charleston to the vibrant nature of Hawaii, some of the most romantic corners of the world are right in our backyard. Luckily, each of them comes with at least one indulgent property that will keep you dreaming of future anniversaries, birthdays or simple weekend getaways with your partner.
For every traveler dreading excess airport time while dreaming of a quick and easy escape to sceney beaches, flop-and-drop resorts or secluded getaways, we’ve crafted a cheat sheet of direct flights and flight times from major U.S. cities to a curated list of our favorite Caribbean islands.
“Over-the-top” barely scratches the surfaces when it comes to some of these hotel suites (which include billionaire Ty Warner’s mansion in Los Cabos and Kate Middleton’s pre-wedding suite in London). These accommodations, whether a Greek villa with its own art installation or a sprawling Moroccan riad, can make any traveler feel like royalty—and come with royal pricetags to match.
While the iconic coast of California and the ranches of the west offer close-to-home adventures, those looking to travel further afield may set their sights on the deserts and jungles of Africa or the ever-popular European cities and countryside. It’s never too soon to start looking ahead, and with a travel season as popular as summer, it’s highly encouraged—so we’ve laid out our favorite summer destinations for top hotels, cuisine and experiences.